From Ancient Greece to Rio: Olympics News RoundUp

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From Ancient to the Modern, OLYMPIC NEWS ROUND UP:

What to Know About the Ancient Olympics (TIME)

“TIME asked archaeology experts and historians to talk about the most surprising aspects of the first games, which took place at Olympia in Greece every four years between 776 B.C and 393 A.” TIME investigates why the olympic games began, why it stopped, most popular ancient sports as well as athletes, and even addresses nudity among competitors.

The Ancient History of Cheating in the Olympics (

“Punishment for cheating and bribery in the Olympics of Ancient Greece could include fines, public flogging and statewide bans from competition” This article explores creative cheating tactics said to be used by Ancients athletes. From curse tablets to forbidden tricks, this author details scandals and punishment from the ancient world.

A Brief History of Olympic Nudity From Ancient Greece to ESPN(Forbes)

“The appreciation and controversy attached to the original publication of the ESPN Magazine’s annual “Body Issue” which displays nude athletes, harks back to the link between nudity and athletics within ancient Greek society.” This article examines the link between nudity and sports within ancient Greek culture, and the affects of that on modern thought still today.